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Eco-friendly book building activity to bring community together

11th February 2013

Aberdeenshire’s book lovers are set to get the chance to make their own eco-friendly books.

A special bookbinding workshop will be held in Inverurie Library later this month to introduce people to the activity, which involves using recycled materials to construct a book which can be used as a journal, diary or similar.

Aberdeenshire Council libraries assistant Susan Cassie will guide people through the process as part of the Garioch Theatre Festival and the Aberdeenshire Celebrates programme, promoting cultural and artistic activities in the area.

Susan said: “This activity can be a lot of fun, and I want to use this event to introduce it to new people.

“I am a lover of books, and this is such a fun and rewarding activity. People who try it often continue to use the skills they learn. There are a lot of resources out there that allow you to improve your skills, so this is a great opportunity to get started.

“This event is about allowing people the opportunity to try something new, and I would encourage people to come and give it a go.”

The event takes place at Inverurie Library on Saturday, February 16 and limited spaces are available. These can be booked by contacting the library on 01467 621619.

More information on the Aberdeenshire Celebrates festival can be found at www.aberdeenshirecelebrates.org.uk

In addition to this event, Susan will also be hosting a bookbinding session at Newmachar Library on Monday, February 18. The event, in association with the Garioch Art Group, takes place from 5pm to 8.30pm, and will also feature an exhibition of some of the work of the art group.


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